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Best New Year’s Eve Parties for Grown-Ups

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Happy New Year! Ready to let your hair down and party? Here are some Seattle area venues where you and your grown-up friends can welcome 2012 with lots of fun and style!

Indulgence at the EMP
Saturday, December 31
8:00pm
Experience Music Project Museum
325 5th Avenue North
Seattle, WA 98109
206.770.2700
http://www.seattlebash.com

It’s a New Year’s Eve Bash! 3,000 Guests, 5 Unique Experiences, 4 Stages, 3 Fantastic Performance Stages, 2 VIP Levels and 1 HUGE PARTY! Party the night away right underneath the iconic Space Needle! Access to the amazing EMP museum included (a $20 value). State of the art sound and lighting with the largest LED screen in the WORLD!
Festive Party Favors for EVERY GUEST, and lots more. Must be 21+. Tickets start at $59, and are available online.

Century Ballroom
Saturday, December 31
9:30pm
915 E. Pine
Seattle, WA 98122
206.324.7263
http://www.centuryballroom.com

Tango, Salsa and Dance the night away! Three ballrooms, one fantastic New Year’s Eve party! Enjoy a nightcap or dinner at this elegant affair on the last night of 2011! Ring in the new year with a champagne toast in semi-formal attire, dancing to the hottest Latin inspired music and downtempo jazzy stuff … to funky older classics from DJ Riz. Tickets start at $20 and can be purchased online at http://www.centuryballroom.com. Must be 21+.

ART Lounge at the Four Seasons
Saturday, December 31
9:00pm
99 Union Street
Seattle, WA 98101
206.749.7070
http://www.artrestaurantseattle.com

Want to just party? Seattle’s most sophisticated celebration is ART Lounge’s New Year’s Eve Bollywood Bash featuring a live DJ and dancing through midnight to exotic tunes and the trendiest beats. See and be seen sipping champagne and toasting the New Year in style! $30 per person; complimentary for hotel guests and ART dinner guests. A limited number of pre-sale tickets available.

Wimmer Solutions presents New Year’s at the Needle
Saturday, December 31
8:00pm
400 Broad St.
Seattle, WA 98109
206.905.2100
http://www.spaceneedle.com

The Space Needle’s tophouse transforms into a giant New Year’s Eve Party! SkyCity’s evening soirée starts with a delectable five-course dinner followed by a champagne toast at midnight and dancing on the Observation Deck! SkyCity Soirée: $250/person (includes tax, gratuity & parking). The New Year’s Eve celebration on the Observation Deck kicks off at 9pm and includes desserts and dancing on the Observation Deck, a champagne toast and fireworks display to welcome the New Year! Observation Deck Party: $100/person (includes tax & gratuity). (Parking at Fisher Plaza Parking garage can be reserved for an additional cost of $25) Call for reservations: 206.905.2100 or email reservations@spaceneedle.com.

Resolution with Nero
Saturday, December 31
8:00pm
WaMu Theater
800 Occidental Ave. South
Seattle, WA 98134
206.628.0888
http://www.uscevents.com

This New Year’s Eve, be a part of the experience and dress in all white for RESOLUTION 2012 – Seattle’s Biggest New Year’s Eve Event! There will be two stages, the Resolution Mainstage and the Enchanted Forest. The Resolution stage will feature Nero with vocalist Alana, Tritonal, Congorock, Hyper Crush with DJ Benzi, Johnny Monsoon and Darrius. The Enchanted Forest will feature Mustard Pimp, Sluggo, Digital Freq, DJ Swamp, Wheelz & Sir Kutz, James Renegade, Bobby Ritalin & Reekoh, Just One & Cache. This is an 18+ event with valid ID only. Tickets start at $55 and are available online.

Bollygrooves presents New Year’s Eve 2012
Saturday December 31
9:15pm
Bellevue Arts Museum
510 Bellevue Way NE
Bellevue, WA 98004
http://www.bollygrooves.blogspot.com

The NYE Program features Bollywood Music & Dancing with DJ AANSHUL & DJ ELAD, appetizers, Bellevue Art Museum Exhibits, Black & White dress theme, top shelf cash bars, specialty cocktails, coat check, complimentary parking, party favors and a huge dance floor! Tickets are $60/person. You must be 21+ with valid ID. Tickets available online.

Pearl Bar & Dining
700 Bellevue Way NE
Bellevue, WA 98008
425.455.0181
http://www.pearlbellevue.com

Ring in the New Year in style at Pearl Bar & Dining’s New Years Eve Ball. The black tie optional event will include a dance floor and music by DJ Brett Michaels with entertainment, multiple bars, a champagne toast and party favors. Tickets are available for advance purchase at $30 or $40 at the door. The evening will begin with a pre fixe dinner at 6:00pm, with classic Pearl menu favorites such as the Centercut Prime Black Angus Filet Mignon, Alaskan King Salmon and Pan-roasted half-chicken.
The three course menu runs at $55 per person plus beverages, or $85 for wine parings; tax and gratuity not included. Please call 425.455.0181 for dinner reservations and purchase tickets for the event at Brown Paper Tickets.

New Year’s Eve at Seattle Center
Saturday, December 31
8:00pm
305 Harrison Street
Seattle, WA 98109
http://www.seattlecenter.com

Ring in 2012 at Seattle Center. Enjoy the FREE music of The Rhythm Nation, performing on Center House Stage, R & B, rock, dance and old school music from the 1970s – 1990s; sample a wide range of foods from mobile vendors; and take in the festive Seattle Center Winterfest outdoor lighting and indoor decoration, while you wait in anticipation for a brilliant display of New Year’s fireworks off the 605-foot Space Needle. Center House Food Court vendors will remain open while The Rhythm Nation plays so you can purchase food. And starting at 8:00pm, if you venture outside to the South Fountain Lawn, you’ll find an outstanding array of mobile food trucks and carts offering a feast of fine edibles!

New Year’s Eve at the Parlor Collection
Saturday, December 31
6:00pm
700 Bellevue Way NE
Lincoln Square
Bellevue, WA 98004
425.289.7000
http://www.parlorcollection.com

Ring in 2012 at the hottest New Year’s Eve party on the Eastside at the Parlor Collection in Bellevue! Enjoy safe and free covered parking in Lincoln Square as you dance the night away to multiple video DJ’s in the swanky Ultralounge at the Parlor. This is a 21+ event. Tickets start at $25 and can be purchased online.

New Year’s Eve at Lucky Strike
Saturday, December 31
9:00pm
Lucky Strike Lanes
700 Bellevue Way NE
Lincoln Square,
Bellevue, WA 98004
425.453.5137
http://www.bowlluckystrike.com/locations/washington/bellevue

Come celebrate and party into the New Year with Lucky Strike at the Bellevue Collection. The ultimate playground for grown ups! Spend the last night of 2011 with your friends in Lucky Strike’s multi-faceted entertainment facility where you can bowl a few games, play in the arcade, dine anytime anywhere, drink one of many of Lucky Strike’s fabulous cocktails and dance the night away to some of the Northwest’s top DJs. Must be 21+. Call 206.302.9209 for reservations.

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